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>>> making news this morning, blame game. >> billionaire news titan rupert murdoch like we've never seen him before plus the wife who jumped to his defense this morning, a new chapter in the scandal. >>> taking a toll. without a deficit deal new numbers show voter dissatisfaction at a 20-year high but today a glimmer of hope. >>> cranking up that dial. the hottest weather in years for millions and relief is days away. >>> well, good morning, everyone. today the british prime minister will be grilled on the news corp phone hacking scandal which is continuing to make news. >> oh, yes. morning newspapers around the world have the murdoch father and son testimony front and center. rupert murdoch's own tabloid "the sun" has a subdued front page with the headline, "the most humble day of my life" quoting rupert murdoch from yesterday. >> the newsmaker making the news. "the daily mirror" has a not so suble foam whacked headline. >> that was an alarming moment during the hours-long questioning by members of parliament. abc's jeffrey kofman she's us how it happened. >> reporter: james murdoc
in the hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch and his media empire. for london police officers are embroiled in the investigation. new allegations come as rupert murdoch prepares to testify and investigators are looking into. we have the latest on the scandal that seems to keep getting bigger. >> what is going to happen next? the very latest news is the death of them than you originally blew the whistle on the phone hacking. his body was found in his london apartment last night. it is not being labeled as the suspicious death. in the meantime, more resignations and finger-pointing as the scandal grows. one high-level british law enforcement official after another is falling in the wake of the scandal. yesterday, britain pot top cop resigned. now the deputy has quit. his former boss denies any wrongdoing. >> i have no knowledge of this disgraceful practice. >> rupert murdoch's shut down "the news of the world" last week. the former editor was arrested and the -- in connection with the case. his son is also in trouble. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized. i said, it was made
answers questions from parliament about the phone hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news i
at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch entered the market. mr. murdoch, in myy view, has debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with it staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive profitable, it is being abruptly closed after 168 years. today, the man who sends reporters out in search of stories was in sun valley, i.d. i, where he ran from reporters. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: it was left to his son and air heir to speak for t company. >> we now know the practices that we're talking about here were such that we've fundamentally breeched a trust with our readers. . >> r
an investigation into possible phone hacking of 9/11 victims. we'll have the latest on the embattled rupert murdoch. >>> virgins for life. it is a wedding with no visible groom, because she is a bride of jesus christ. >> i have people ask me that, how is the marriage going? >> tonight, we meet women known as consecrated virgins. >>> and, the emcee. he's gone from the not ready to primetime players, to playing the white house, and now the espys. seth myers is tonight's "seriously funny." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 13th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. there is suspicion tonight in the wake of the september 11th attacks, british journalists used bribery and wiretapping to access the voice mail of victims and their families. a new york congressman has asked the fbi to investigate news corporation, which owns fox news and the now shamed "news of the world." at the center of the scandal is the man who built news corp, rupert murdoch. and abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest. >> rep
, rupert murdoch's top lieutenant in the uk has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. earlier she resigned from her position as chief executive of news international. in the wake of the scandal rocking the murdoch empire. much more on this developing story later in the program. >>> casey anthony is a free woman this morning. she walked out of jail just after midnight, 12 days after she was acquitted of the murder of her daughter, caylee. anthony is met by jeering crowds and spirited off to parts unknown. and in tripoli, libya is rocked by explosions after a heavy round of nato bombing. it's been four months since nato launched attacks to force moammar gadhafi from power, still, he hangs on, defined as ever, still refusing to surrender. while earlier this week, the u.s. government recognized the group as libya's government. first we turn to the drama that has washington tied in knots, the battle raising the debt ceiling. no white house meeting that the president and congressional republicans retreated to their respective corner, but behind the scene, furious strategizing in a bid t
and it comes after another stunning arrest. rupert murdoch's protege this time. where will the dom knows end? >>> the heat wave. the dangerous heat spreading across the nation. more than three dozen states now on alert tonight. it's going to be a stifling week ahead. >>> home free? casey anthony out of prison tonight. a smile from the mother, but this is what she heard in return. >> caylee! >>> and, happy birthday. on the eve of nelson mandela's 93rd birthday, an exclusive interview. what he told her and howow he sd it changed her forever. >>> good evening. and we begin this sunday night with that dramatic ending. the u.s. versus japan in the final of the women's world cup soccer tournament in germany. it was a tense, hard-fought battle, so evenly matched. the u.s. playing for its third world title. japan, carrying the hopes of a nation that's endured so much heartbreak this year. with just minutes to play, the u.s. scored, victory so close. as you might have seen, japan soon answered. it would all come down to those penalty kicks. abc's deborah roberts is on assignment in frankfurt tonight.
>>> tonight on "world news," stopping at nothing. rupert murdoch's giant media umpire reeling after a bombshell. his tabloid reporters bribing police and eavesdropping on the most vulnerable people in the news. >>> free woman. casey anthony will walk out of jail in days. hear why one juror says they had to let her off. abc news news exclusive. >>> healthy living. could the long awaited promise of stem cells now come true? see what they do for a damaged heart. >>> and, survival story. jaycee dugard, imprisoned, kidnapped by a predator for 18 years. tonight, how does a child give birth in a backyard? >> i wasn't alone. >> jaycee dugard, a message of courage and life. >>> good evening. you may have suspected it was happening, but we confirm tonight the dark underbelly of tabloid journalism and what some of those reporters will do. here's a measure of the outrage. the biggest newspaper in england has been brought to its knees, closing, over. rupert murdoch, whose empire extends to america and includes fox news and "the wall street journal," shaken by what the truth turns out to be. so,
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heard around the world. rupert murdoch's wife, of course, fending off that attacker. tonight, there's a facebook fan page. and as our bianna golodryga reports tonight, husbands all over are asking, honey, would you to that for me? >> reporter: who needs a body guard when your wife can do this? the shaving cream pie rocketing straight for billionaire rupert murdoch's head. his wife to the rescsc. the right hook seen around the world. chef was even faster than the police officer. you can see him running in on your right. jimmy kimmel with a different angle. the wife beating everyone, from the queen to spongebob to the ham-burglar. laughing aside, don't mess with her. 38 years his junior, his third wife is a former volleyball champ. >> look at that. just throws the guy. >> reporter: and today, across america, the inevitable would your wife do the same? >> she would take a pie for me and not murdoch, i'm good with that. >> i think she should protect me. you know? >> reporter: are you offended? >> a little bit. >> reporter: if this was a kid or a pair of nice shoes, what do you think? >>
, facing the music. the world will be watching as parliament grills media mogul rupert murdoch in just hours from now as his phone hacking scandal spreads to the u.s.s >>> the inspired americans of all age, team usa comes home. y all age, team usa comes home. >>> we begin now with that developing story from the denver area, yet another air traffic controller now in trouble. >> the veteran controller who has more than 25 years on the job was found to be drunk while talking to pilots in the air. when he was tested two weeks ago, his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. that test came more than six hours into an eight-hour shift but it isn't clear if the controller was drinking on the job or showed up intoxicated. >> he worked at the colorado base responsible for traffic over nine states. he's already in rehab but could be reinstated if he completes the required programs. >>> this is just the latest of what is a half dozens depths involving them this year. most involved controllers who were sleeping on the job. some flights have been forced to land without assistance because of
and as rupert murdoch rushes to london, trying to protect his media empire. >>> winning the war? tonighgh the stunning statement by the new defense secretary. what he's now saying about al qaeda. >>> courage and candor. remembering the first lady who bravely spoke ababt that moment her husband and family confronted her about addiction. >>> on the red carpet. prince william and kate in california tonight. this evening, british royalty, meeting hollywood's royalty. tom nks to barbra streisand. who is on the list tonight? >>> and payday. on a day of baseball history. >> that is struck deep to left field. >> the fans actually getting paid to watch this historic home run. >>> good evening on this saturday night. as we come on the air this evening, the printing press is coming to a halt. the last of the papers coming off the press at "the news of the world," that now infamous british tabloid. rocked by revelations its reporters bribed police and eavesdropped on everyone, from the royals to everyday victims of crime. here is theeinal front page tonight. thank you, and good-bye, it says. the pape
surrounding rupert murdoch, the media mogul. >> an internet site that you visit every day that could woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to samo some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there'sn@n@easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or momore on caininsurance. >>> texting our top stories at 5:14. people are wondering where casey anthony is a day after she walked out of a florida jail after nearly three years behind bars. she sped away reportedly to a complain-- a plane owned by one of her attorneys. >>> a gunman shot two teenagers in bladensburg. the victims were shot at the ottawa the apartment complex on 57th avenue. they are expected to survive. police believe its attemptthe result of an attempted robbery. >>> a + crashed in western new york. it may have been the results of a tire blowout. -- a tour bus crashed. >>> two people died when a gunman opened fire on a subway train in santiago, chile. the man boarded
across the pond from humble pie to custard pie, the latest into the high stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lulued. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kan
three military lawyers to represent him instead. >>> media moug angle rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. this morning after testifying about the phone-hacking scandal in london. the british prime minister then took murdoch's place. >> reporter: the british. they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- aah -- >> reporter: facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now-tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. [ jeering ] >> reporter: they call this a debate. but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel, it's better for their health and the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime mi
threaten rupert murdoch's media empire. >> we have this morning's "america's money report." >> good morning. topping america's money -- a deadline on debt. president obama and congressional leaders will meet again today to try to work out a deal on the federal debt limit and deficit, this after a rare sunday meeting at the white house. mr. obama says they have 10 days to reach an agreement. rupert murdoch is now in london, where a tabloid scandal is threatening his media empire. his paper "news of the world" folded for good yesterday, brought down by revelations that reporters hacked into voicemail systems. outrage over that scandal is likely to derail murdoch's latest mega deal for a british tv service. at the box office, "transformers: dark of the moon" hold on to the top spot. it's now the biggest domestic hit of the year with $261 million in sales so far. and today is 7/11, so guess which convenience store is offering up free slurpees. 7-eleven is offering free drinks. that's america's money. >> oh, you can use a slurpee today. it's
against media mogul rupert murdoch. earlier today, gordon brown accused murdoch of hiring criminals to obtain information about his family and others. brown says murdoch did not like his politics and was trying to smear him. >> i am genuinely shocked to find that this happened because of known criminals undertaking this activity. >> murdoch's management team did know that the paper had violated privacy laws, but kept that information away from police. >>> turning now to the weather i am thinking of all the people who have no air conditioning today. my heart goes out to them. >> there is a heat advisory in effect. temperatures will start to settle down later this evening. did you hear the lightning and see the fund -- hear the thunder and see the lightning last night? this is looking toward national harbour. lot of lightning. thank you for sending us the shot. the lightning and thunder storm was loud last night between 8:00 and lig9:00. nothing like that is under way as we move into the daytime hours. looking at annapolis right now a few clouds here and there. 90 degrees already at r
it. i it really angry. >> if the paper is a flagship of the massive holdings of rupert murdoch here in britain. he also owns the "the times," "the sun," "the sunday times," "sky news," and others. today, the conservative prime minister david cameron announced two government inquiries. >> we are talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their telephones tapped into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> at the center of the story is the head of the media empire of rupert murdoch and so far, she has resisted calls to resign in and take responsibility. there is no sign of the outrage here diminishing it. there is a mounting advertising boycott of the "news of the robert " ford is just one of the company's saying it does not want to be associated with a company that does not know where to draw the line. abc news london. >>> if president obama made history today with a treat, the white house hosting the first- ever twitter town hall. the president discussed a lot of things taxes, housing, veterans affairs, the space program, but his first-ever tweet was actually a qu
one of the biggest newspapers down in 24 hours. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> princess in prison. she's been a royal for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness. inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper closed. former editor moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> all because there are allegations the newspaper was hacking into cell phones and an e-mail account of people and not celebrities but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch. >
>>> good morning, america. and this morning, breaking news. is rupert murdoch about to step aside to save his massive empire? w clues to what's next for a dynasty on the brink of disaster on his critical day on the hot seat. >>> a huge dust storm blankets the southwest as those record-breaking temperatures only get warmer. some homes so hot this morning, they are setting up smoke detectors. >>> millionaire murder mystery. two shocking deaths at the mansion of a wealthy businessman. how did his son and his girlfriend die in bizarre circumstances within days of each other? new details inside the police investigation. >>> and the superstar wedding crasher. >> oh, my god, it's justin bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite
. here's abc'c' jeffrey kofman. >> reporter:r: rupert murdoch rushed to london today to rescue the media empire he's spent his life building. he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world" as he came in. the best receiving tabloid was on the news stands here for the last time. >> i think if you've done wrong, you should face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by the criminal excesses of its reporters. but in the eyes of many, it was brought down by management who still refuses to accept its own ro role. but murdoch may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network this ask scandal has highlight what people consider a monopoly. 40% of the papers told in this country are ownedy murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s., he owns two of the most influential newspapers, book pubbishing, avatar, his, 20th century fox. fox news and fox. owner of "thee simpsons." >> all right, break it up, boys. >> suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers, either. >> reporter: news corporation is headquart
to crush them on the pages of his paper, until now. >> rupert murdoch is a talented businessman, possibly even a genius, but his organization has grown too powerful and they've abuse thad power. >> reporter: even britain's prime minister elected with murdock's help, scram manied to distance himself. >> we are no longer talking about politicians or celebrities. we're talking about murder victims, terror victims having their phones hacked into. it is absolululy disgusting. >> reporter: and there was more. paper hacked voice mails of the families of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. for celebrities that saw their cell phones illegally hackck and been exposed to people offal worlrl finally people wewere listening. actor hugh grant smoke out on the bbc. >> you didn't care who got hurt as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: that's paul mcmullin, for more than a decade, a reporter and editor at "the news of the world." >> would you stop at anything to get the story? you would do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> reporter: we learned the
. >>> rupert murdoch's company is considering selling all of its british newspapers in the wake of that massive phone hacking and bribery scandal. that's according to "the wall street journal" which murdoch also owns. it says the company is already looking for potential buyers for the son and "times" of london. >>> a couple fishermen off the california coast got a little more action than they bargained for. home video shows them reeling in a thresher shark. as you're about to see, things didn't go quite as planned. scotty westguard and david saldamando of santa barbara describe themselves as hard-core anglers. this takes it to a new level. >> there's no sound like a real screaming to get you excited. >> reporter: struggling for more than half an hour he finally reeled in this eight-foot-long thresher shark grabbing the tail head down but then the shark strikes back. >> got to lean away. lean away. >> right then the shark just bucks and i cannot get enough leverage to do anything about it so it just flipped me instantly and i was in the water. >> reporter: overboard you can see the shark dangero
scandal that's rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. cnn anchor piers morgan now defending himself against accusations he knew about illegal phone hacking when he was editor at two paper, one of them owned by murdoch. abc's nick watt has the latest from london. >> reporter: the tide of scandal is now lapping at the well-pressed pant cuffs of the man who took larry king's chair and the america's got talent self-proclaimed loud mouth. because before all that -- >> two major british newspapers for 11 years. >> reporter: and listen carefully to this recently unearthed interview. >> and what about this nice middle class boy who would have to be dealing with i mean essentially people who rake through bin ladens for livings and take secret photographs and nasty down in the gutter stuff. >> well, to be honest, to put that in perspective. not a lot of it was done. a lot was done by third parties rather than the staff itself. that's not to defend it because you were running the results of their work. >> reporter: morgan refused to speak to us but did speak to his own network, cnn. >> for the
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